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assembly  process in which fully processed semiconductor device/circuit in the form of a chip is mechanically and electrically connected to the package.
dicing  process of cutting semiconductor wafer into individual chips following completion of device (both discreet and integrated) manufacturing; in the case of large diameter wafer dicing is carried out by partially cutting the wafer along preferred crystallographic planes using high precision saw with ultra-thin diamond blade.
packaging  process of enclosing of the semiconductor chip or discreet device in the package.
wire bonding  part of the chip assembly process in which very thin (about 30 micrometer in diameter) gold wire is used to connect chip and the package; bonding pads at the perimeter of the chip are connected to the lead connections in the package; typically uses combination of thermal compression and ultrasonic motion.
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Jerzy Ruzyllo is a Distinguished Professor Emeritus in the Department of Electrical Engineering at Penn State University.



This book gives a complete account of semiconductor engineering covering semiconductor properties, semiconductor materials, semiconductor devices and their uses, process technology, fabrication processes, and semiconductor materials and process characterization.


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